Description: Have you ever listened to sports radio? Or watched sports on TV? Or read what someone wrote about sports in the media? If so, then you are in the right course! In this dynamic class, we start with the principle that sports perform an important social function, and consequently so do the images and commentaries generated within and around it. We start by examining why sports hold such an important place in our culture and explore its mass-market global appeal. With historical context as a backdrop, we then explore how race intersects with and affects mainstream portrayals of sports in America. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry and Ethnic
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking